D171 TMA 01
Compare and contrast the different ways person-centred and psychodynamic approaches to counselling understand and make use of counselling relationship
In this essay I will compare and contrast person-centred counselling and psychodynamic counselling and how the relationship between counsellor and client works in both theories. I will do this by explaining what person-centred counselling means to me than what psychodynamic counselling means to me , then I will compare the two then I will contrast the two, I will go on to explain the different types of relationships the counsellor and the client have and I will finishes of by summarizing what I have ...view middle of the document...
Psychodynamic therapy takes as its roots the work of Freud (who most have heard of) melanie klien (who developed the work with children) and Jung (who was a pupil of Freud yet broke away to devolope his own theories)*
In psychodynamic therapy the thory belives that our past effects our present it works on the assumption that all of us have a suc-consious mind so things that have happened in our past that creates feelings that we are uncomfortable with and find to painful to feel so without our awareness we as human beings put in our own defence mecamisam so we sub-consiously denie these feelings, this thory belivs that these defences have gone wrong and are causing the client more harm then good during therapy we can identifie these true feeling and investigate them to see them for what they really are and then they become less painful to deal with.
Transference is a big part of pyscodynamic theories. When we first meet somebody we can usally decide sub-consiously if we are going to see that person again and continue a relationship with them. Most people we meet in life remind us of someone...